The Materials Interest Group was formed to stimulate and expand the collective knowledge and development of new materials related to the fiber and fiber products industries via innovative modifications of existing structures and/or creation of unique compositions of matter. The Materials Interest Group meetings during the Spring and Fall series of AATCC committee meetings.


Christina Rappa, Chair 2021-2022

Apurba Banerjee, Member-at-Large 2020-2021


  • Materials Researchers and Developers (academic and industrial)
  • Materials and Synthetic Chemists/Scientists
  • Fiber/Fiber Products Manufacturers
  • Fiber Colorant/Chemical Manufacturers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Lab Personnel
  • Production Managers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Quality Assurance Personnel
  • Anyone interested in delivering new and improved materials to the global consumer!

Areas of Interest

  • Nanotechnology applications in textiles
  • Innovative fibers and fabrics
  • High performance, protective, and health applications
  • Nonwovens technologies
  • Bacterial and microbial resistance
  • Antibiotic uptake and release from textile materials
  • Non-traditional medical textile implants
  • Flame retardant technologies
  • Textile coating enhancements
  • Firefighter and first-responder gear
  • Sensor networks and e-textiles

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